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Antonio Conte

Full name: Antonio Conte
Gender: Male
Born: December 11, 1867 in Minturno, Latina, Italy
Died: February 4, 1953 in Minturno, Latina, Italy
Affiliations: École Internationale d'Escrime, Paris (FRA)
Country: ITA Italy
Sport: Fencing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

As a so-called fencing master, the only kind of professional athletes officially allowed at the early Olympic Games, Antonio Conte took the gold medal in the 1900 sabre competition, winning all his bouts. Having enrolled in the Maddaloni Battalion with the rank of sergeant, Conte perfected his fencing technique at Modena Military School. He moved to Milan to teach fencing, then to Paris after leaving the army because he was forbidden from going to the French capital to take part in a tournament. In 1904 he went to Spain, then he went back to Paris with his wife Sofia, a waitress who saved his life when someone tried to poison him. At 80 years old, after the death of his wife, he went back to his native Minturno. He left an estate worth 300 million lire consisting of property, land and jewellery, to the hospital in his hometown.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 32 Paris Fencing Men's Foil, Masters, Individual Italy ITA 4
1900 Summer 32 Paris Fencing Men's Sabre, Masters, Individual Italy ITA 1 Gold

Men's Foil, Masters, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL BBW BBL
1900 Summer 32 Paris Fencing Italy ITA Final Pool 4 1900-05-29 4 3 0 1
1900 Summer 32 Paris Fencing Italy ITA Semi-Finals Pool One 3 1900-05-27 5 2

Men's Sabre, Masters, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL
1900 Summer 32 Paris Fencing Italy ITA Final Pool 1 1900-06-27 7 0
1900 Summer 32 Paris Fencing Italy ITA Semi-Finals Pool One 1 1900-06-25 6 1
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